The approachable, comprehensive guide to neurobiology Neurobiology rolls the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the nervous system into one complex area of study. Neurobiology For Dummies breaks down the specifics of the topic in a fun, easy-to-understand manner. The book is perfect for students in a variety of scientific fields ranging from neuroscience and biology to pharmacology, health science, and more. With a complete overview of the molecular and cellular mechanisms of the nervous system, this complete resource makes short work of the ins and outs of neurobiology so you can understand the details quickly. Dive into this fascinating guide to an even more fascinating subject, which takes a step-by-step approach that naturally builds an understanding of how the nervous system ties into the very essence of human beings, and what that means for those working and studying in the field of neuroscience. The book includes a complete introduction to the subject of neurobiology. * Gives you an overview of the human nervous system, along with a discussion of how it’s similar to that of other animals * Discusses various neurological disorders, such as strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and schizophrenia * Leads you through a point-by-point approach to describe the science of perception, including how we think, learn, and remember Neurobiology For Dummies is your key to mastering this complex topic, and will propel you to a greater understanding that can form the basis of your academic and career success.
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A practical, down-to-earth guide to using the world’s most successful approach to couple therapy One of the most successful therapeutic approaches to healing dysfunctional relationships, emotionally focused couple therapy provides clients with powerful insights into how and why they may be suppressing their emotions and teaches them practical ways to deal with those feelings more constructively for improved relationships. Unlike cognitive-behavioural therapy, which provides effective short-term coping skills, emotionally focused therapy often is prescribed as a second-stage treatment for couples with lingering emotional difficulties. Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy For Dummies introduces readers to this ground-breaking therapy, offering simple, proven strategies and tools for dealing with problems with bonding, attachment and emotions, the universal cornerstones of healthy relationships. * An indispensable resource for readers who would like to manage their relationship problems independently through home study * Delivers powerful techniques for dealing with unpleasant emotions, rather than repressing them and for responding constructively to complex relationship issues * The perfect introduction to EFT basics for therapists considering expanding their practices to include emotionally focused therapy methods * Packed with fascinating and instructive case studies and examples of EFT in action, from the authors’ case files * Provides valuable guidance on finding, selecting and working with the right EFT certified therapist
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Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher is a perfect introduction for new teachers to the exciting opportunities facing them, whether they are working in undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing education. It will also be of considerable use to more experienced teachers to review and assess their own practice and gain a new perspective on how best to facilitate their students’ or trainees’ learning. The contents are based on the authors’ extensive experience of what works in medical education, whether in teaching and curriculum planning or in the organisation of faculty development courses in medical education at basic and advanced levels.
- The text provides hints drawn from practical experience to help teachers create powerful learning opportunities for their students, providing readable guidelines and introducing new techniques that potentially could be adopted for use in any teaching programme.
- Throughout the book introduces some key basic principles that underpin the practical advice that is given and which will help to inform teaching practice.
- This book will assist readers to reflect on and analyse with colleagues the different ways that their work as a teacher or trainer can be approached and how their student or trainee’s learning can be made more effective.
- Medical Education is changing rapidly and this new edition takes full account of a number of important recent developments.
- The text is fully updated after a thorough review of the medical education literature.
- Five new chapters are incorporated:
- The teacher is important
- Collaborations in the delivery of the education programme
- The authentic curriculum
- Student engagement
- Inter-professional education
- New concepts added to the book include:
- Content specification as ‘threshold’ concepts
- Entrustable professional activities as an approach to outcomes
- Longitudinal integrated clinical clerkships as part of clinical teaching
- Integration of basic and clinical sciences
- Refinement and expansion of the FAIR principles
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“Developing a comprehensive differential diagnosis for a specific complaint is a daunting task even for experienced advanced practice nurses. This user-friendly clinical guide provides a strategy and standard format for working through this complex task. It is a wonderful tool for both students and new advanced practice nurses…” — 5 stars, Doody’s
This easy-access clinical guide to over 70 commonly seen symptoms, written for advanced practice provider (APP) students and new practitioners, describes a step-by-step process for obtaining a reliable patient history, choosing the appropriate physical exam, and using the patient history and physical exam findings to form a differential diagnosis. The second edition continues to include the case study approach, and is updated to incorporate 22 new symptoms along with contributions by a new editor, who is a leader in holistic health.
The guide is distinguished by several unique features including focused patient history questions and responses, physical exam findings, a differential diagnosis table (clearly comparing potential diagnostic choices based on symptoms), a diagnostic examination table (including estimated costs and codes), and a case study summary highlighting the critical thinking process. Symptoms are presented alphabetically in a systematic, unfolding case study approach and include chief complaint, presenting history, past history, and explicit methodology for determining correct diagnosis.
- Describes over 70 (22 new to the second edition) commonly presented symptoms with unfolding case scenarios
- Offers a step-by-step approach to building clinical decision-making skills
- Provides quick access to differential diagnosis, requisite diagnostic tests, and clinical decision making
- Guides APP students and novice practitioners in conducting a problem-focused history and examination
- Includes unique differential diagnosis tables and diagnostic examinations tables that help clarify strategies for diagnostic decision making
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Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification provides accessible, authoritative guidance on specific learning disability (SLD), with the most up-to-date information on assessment, identification, interventions, and more. Contributions by leading experts examine multiple theoretical orientations and various identification approaches for dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and other common SLDs. Emphasizing real-world utility, this book provides important information for professionals who work with children and youth at risk; many of the SLD identification practices can be put to work immediately, and the expert coverage offers many strategies and interventions for student support in the classroom. This new second edition has been updated to align with the most current understanding of SLD manifestations, diagnostic assessment, and evidence-based interventions, and includes new material covering nonverbal learning disability, speech-language impairment, general learning difficulties, and differentially diagnosing SLD from other conditions.
Early SLD identification and the right kind of help can raise the trajectory of a child’s life. This book provides in-depth information to facilitate accurate identification and appropriate intervention to help you help the children in your care.
Understand how SLD manifests in academic performance
Learn theory- and research-based approaches to SLD identification
Examine the latest information about new aspects of SLD determination
Utilize appropriate and effective intervention strategies for student support
If a child’s learning disability is caught early, and the correct type of support is provided, that child gets the chance to develop the skills that lead to achievement in school and beyond. As a high-incidence disorder, SLD affects 10-15 percent of the general population, making successful identification an essential skill for those who work with children. Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification provides authoritative guidance and practical methods that can help you start changing children’s lives today.
Complete coverage of how SLD manifests in academic performance and oral language
Expert advice on and review of theory- and research-based approaches to SLD identification
Expanded to include greater coverage of PSW and RTI as well as nonverbal learning disability
Addresses differential diagnosis of SLD versus other learning problems
Accessible, highly practical SLD identification with strategies for immediate student support
Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification offers state-of-the-art guidance and practical advice for the accurate identification of learning disorders. Featuring contributions from esteemed researchers and coverage of the most recent strategies for intervention and support, this book gives practitioners an accessible, authoritative resource that clarifies both the definition of SLD and methods of identification.
Full coverage of SLD academic manifestations includes discussion of difficulties in reading, writing, mathematics, written expression, oral expression, listening comprehension and more, with a practically-oriented examination of multiple theoretical orientations and various approaches to identification. This new Second Edition features expanded coverage of nonverbal learning disabilities, neuropsychological perspectives, differential diagnosis of intellectual disability and speech-language impairment, Positive home-School Partnerships, and more, with extensive new coverage of identification approaches including the PSW and RTI.
An invaluable resource for professionals who work with children at risk for learning disabilities, Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification merges authoritative information with practical guidance to facilitate accurate SLD identification — enabling timely intervention and the appropriate support that allows these children to lead successful, productive lives.
About the Author
VINCENT C. ALFONSO, PHD, is Dean of the School of Education at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, and a certified school psychologist and licensed psychologist in New York State. He is co-editor of Essentials of Planning, Selecting, and Tailoring Interventions for Unique Learners and co-author of Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition and The Achievement Test Desk Reference: A Guide to Learning Disability Identification, Second Edition.
DAWN P. FLANAGAN, PHD, is Professor of Psychology at St. John’s University in Queens, NY. She is also an Affiliate Clinical Professor at Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. She serves as an expert witness, SLD consultant, and test/measurement consultant and trainer for organizations both nationally and internationally. She is a co-developer of Cross-Battery Assessment and its corresponding software system (X-BASS). Her most recent books include Essentials of WISC-V Assessment; Clinical Use and Interpretation of the WJ IV: Scientist-Practitioner Perspectives; Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification, 2e; and Essentials of Planning, Selecting and Tailoring Interventions for Unique Learners. Her forthcoming book is Contemporary Intellectual Assessment: Theories, Tests, and Issues, 4e.
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